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Old Dec 28, 2010, 12:10 AM
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Charging two massive 6s packs
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1361064
- This thread was really fun.

X-Craft: Not a plane but your help would be appreciated
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1357245
- This is the older support thread.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 09:39 PM
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Since I am in Atl, Georgia right now I decided to take advantage of the 2-4 day shipping. I ordered the skirt and some plastic parts: acetal pivot rods, acrylic hinges and some acrylic screws.

White Acetron:
- Acetron GP is a general purpose acetal and is the only porosity-free acetal product available today. Service temperature, air -50 to 180 F. Not UV stabilized. White meets FDA standards and is USDA compliant. Ultimate tensile strength, 9500 psi.

I could have printed my own hinges, but this is way cheaper and faster.

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I aslo decided how I'll contain the lipos. The battery bay will have very thin metal (most likely aluminum) sheets around the bottoms and sides. The top will be a clear hatch, hence the hinges.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Might anyone know where to get m2 nylon (or any other type of plastic) nuts and bolts. I've searched my head off, without any real results.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 05:20 PM
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I found a place... finally.
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Old Dec 30, 2010, 06:28 PM
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I just ordered some nylon nuts, bolts, and washers. I may need more later, but at the moment, I can't fathom any other need.

The bolts above have a female thread. I thought they were pretty cool, plus they don't weigh anything compared to metal. I have no use for them, but I might find something.
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Old Jan 09, 2011, 02:05 AM
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This is by far the most expensive prank I have done!

I have the skirt, pivot rods, and some of the lesser electronics are on their way. I will be back home tomorrow night so I guess I'll get the foam on Monday after school.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 03:59 AM
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I have been back home from the 9th. After bad weather (blizzards and ice) in Atlanta, I finally got my skirt. Well I already had it, but I had it up there and now I have it down here where it will be used.

I'll hopefully go to Home Depot today or the foam.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Operation X-Craft is now in effect.

I have the base foam, skirt material, and have some electronics and miscellaneous gear on the way. I will start marking the sections to be cut on the foam tomorrow. I'm still looking for a 28"-32" drum to form the duct around. I also start posting pictures and procedures in the construction post.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 07:13 PM
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i got all of the hull parts cut out today after school.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 08:05 PM
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 08:12 PM
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I am contemplating on what type of glue I should use... Gorilla, Foam Tac (Beacon), epoxy, or other.

Gorilla
+ cheap
- I have no experience with it, therefore unpredictable

Foam Tac
+ the best glue I know for any types of foam
- more expensive in the required quantity

Epoxy
+ has proven itself in all environments
- heavier
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:09 PM
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I say go with the epoxy.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:15 PM
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cutting

How are you cutting the foam?
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 09:24 PM
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I cut the parts with a table saw in a friend's wood working shop.

This is the total area of the gluing surface. This is where weight becomes a concern. Would you still say to go with the epoxy?

17x4x3=204
18x2x3=108
36x2x3=216
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That is a total surface area of 528 sq. inches.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 10:06 PM
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I would not use epoxy. It is heavy, so if weight is a concern... Also, I personally don't think epoxy works very well with foam. I've never had good experience with it. I say get the Foam-Tac. You get what you pay for, and this is a project worth buying quality stuff for.
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